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Western Carolina Hunter Pace Articles 2017 - 2018 Season
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Cannon Eq Benefit Ride for the Rowleys February 18, 2018

Foothills Riding Club February 03, 2018

SCUEC January 13, 2018

Windridge Winter December 03, 2017

RVPC Fall November 19, 2017

FENCE Fall November 05, 2017

Green Creek Hounds Halloween October 22, 2017

Tryon Hounds Fall October 15, 2017

Windridge Fall October 01, 2017

SE Children's Home Benefit September 09, 2017

Current Series Standings

Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series

Cumulative Series Standings at February 21st, 2018

Reported by: Jan Smith

After ten of the expected sixteen scheduled events of the 2017-18 Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series, there are a variety of ties all down the line, leaving the current standings as follows:

Total # Riders:        424

Field Hunters:         160 

·         Marcia Headrick & Rich Neel continue to hold their lead with 55 Series points at this writing.

·         Debbie Croft is in Second with 46 points earned at this time.

·         Rebecca Tolson is in Third with a current count of 41 Series points.

·         Nicola Deines has moved up into Fourth Place with 34 points earned to date.

·         Amy Christensen and Beth Goldizen are tied in Fifth with 32 points to date.

·         Linda Plummer is in Sixth Place with an accumulation of 31 Series points.

·         Amanda Aiello is currently in Seventh with 30 points.

·         Christina Goen and Emily Mitchell are in Eighth Place at this writing with 27 points each.

·         Susan Haslam is in Ninth Place with 24 points earned to date.

·         Mary Livesay is currently in Tenth with 22 points.

·         Lisa Clements and Richard Putnam are currently tied with 20 points at this writing.

·         Karolin Eichler and Gabrielle Grubic have earned 19 Series points apiece to date.

·         Holly Bacola has earned 17 points.

·         Joy Griffin, Gabrielle Grubic, Sara Jackson, Shannon Jackson and Jessica Thomas have 15 points apiece to date.

·         Pam Burrows & Barb DiPalma have earned 14 Series points at this writing.

·         Jessica Ames currently has 13 points.

·         Anita Crouse, Tim Giles, Diane Hicks and Danielle Lamb are currently tied with 12 Series points apiece.

·         Kristen Brown & Jennifer R Smith have earned 11 points each at this time.

·         Karen Brockway, Nancy Mason, Reiss McKinney and TJ Vore have earned ten points apiece.

·         Susannah Cord, Jutta Echevarria, Amanda McDonald, Dorothea Mercer, and Erin O’Dwyer have each earned nine Series points to date.

·         Amelia Nowicki, J Rutlege and Brandon Spencer have each earned eight points at this writing.

·         Mike Bass, Amy Gantt, Kinsey Jamerson and Hyland Sheffron have accumulated seven Series points apiece to date.

·         Karen Merrill, Molly Nowicki, Teresa Snyder, and Faith Wanicka have each earned six points at this time.

·         Audrey Haines, Pam Hilsman, Janine & Tom Stenson, and Tara & Terry Wyatt each have five points earned at this writing.

·         Mike & Roberta Axelrod, Irene Backer, Baiba Bourbeau, Candice Carr, Lydia Cox, Stephanie Easler, Caprice & Carla Fullam, Elizabeth Galloway, Susan Haldeman, Beatrice Lamb, Carol Land, Elizabeth Love, Sadie Mann, Stephanie O’Neill, Arden Pierce, Jane Patten Polk, Maddie Rogers, Daniel Short, Sara Sinno, and Stephanie Wanicka have a current accumulation of four Series points apiece.

·         Anna Dalton and Ann Fratcher have three points each.

·         Two Completion points earned at this time by: Tiffany Aurelt, Lisa Baugh, Jared Beasley, Sara Borkosky, Samantha Cason, Melissa Champion, Caroline Coates, Julie Cook-Walker, Mary Cullens, Alyssa Davidson, Leslie Davies, Alice Debbs, Katya Engalichen, Kate Fosberry, Julie Frederick, Eliza & Emelia Fredrick, Jennifer Gruhn, Stacy Guerra, Martha Hall, Kelly Hart, Rebecca Hedges, Desiree Hill, Lucy Hooper, Molly Hunt, Laura James, Donald S Jefferis, Dawn Kennedy, Olivia Kuo, Sydney Langley, Meghan Linder, Kaiya Mann, Roy D McMillan, Tess McNally, Sydney Miles, Catherine Mooneyham, Claire Moore, Connie Moore, Kay Mott, Cheryl & Stagg Newman, Paula Nguen, Maria Oglesby, Mary Oliphant, Kaitlyn & Shawna Owen, Lyn & Ted Owen, Natalie Owens, Neil Parnes, Harold Pfeiffer, Monique Ravesloot, Allison Rhyne, Sylvia Riaale, Diane Roemer, Elise Rogers, Trinity Ross, K.C. Scott, Peter Shanahan, Bailey Sheehan-Watson, Emma Skelton, Lisa Steele, Jenny Taylor, Donna Thomas, Emily Thomas, Heidi & Tom Trull, Samantha Vaugh, Jari Walther, Jacqueline Wasniewski, Courtney Weeks, Felicia Wichtman, Lisa & Shane Woodson and Sanders Wyatt.

·         Bryan & Melanie Baire and Catherine Gillet have each earned one Series point to date.



Trail Riders:       264

·         Jennifer Smith is holding the lead with 43 Series points earned to date.

·         Nikki Hynes has moved into Second Place with a current count of 38 points.

·         Ronnie Mann has jumped into Third with 37 points at this time.

·         Missy Bright, Lynn Fitch & Debbie Knebel are currently tied in Fourth Place with 36 points at this writing.

·         Darleen Bullock is in Fifth with 34 Series points.

·         Llyn Josef is holding in Sixth with 24 points to date.

·         DeAnna Norton is in Seventh Place with 23 points at this time.

·         Kristin Hiller Ahlum and Molly Watson are currently tied in Eighth with 22 Series points.

·         Diane Wilson is in Ninth Place with 21 Series points to date.

·         Lori Kunkel has earned 20 points to put her in Tenth Place at this writing.

·         Boots Plyler has earned 19 Series Points at this writing.

·         Bobby Turner has a current accumulation of 17 points.

·         Michelle Drum, Erin Fletcher, Arlene Lulavage, and Forrest Samuels are currently tied with 15 points earned apiece.

·         Greenlee & William Taylor have each earned 14 Series points to date.

·         Valaria DeVine and Laura Hendley are tied with 13 Series Points each.

·         Peggy Horton, Jennifer Wilson and Sherry Wyatt are tied at this time with 12 points apiece.

·         Jan Smith, Jerah Sowinski, and Melissa VanDoren have each earned 11 Series points to date.

·         Ciara DeNardo, Kristen Hughes, Lin Martin, and Connie Moore have each earned ten points to date.

·         Jeremy Ahlum, Susannah Birch, Linda & Wayne Farris, Elizabeth Gregory, Natalie Hyatt, Emily Northey, Barb Oklesen, Gene Pitts, Cheryl Thorp, and Lacy Westle have each earned nine points to date.

·         Lisa Alford, Katelyn Bearden, Chloe Bosshard, Julie Frederick, Caren Harris, Kathy Knutson, Mitzi Mayhew, Hannah & Sarah McClintock, Nicole Mills, Paula Moore, Debora Pearl, Kim Randall, Annette Spencer, Jenna Stutts, Lisa Trojan, Stacie Wadsworth, and Nancy Wiggins have earned eight Series points apiece.

·         Tara Boyce, Andrea Davis, Charla Draper, Suess Fraser, Susie Justus Hill, Jaclyn McElhaney, Gena Meredith, Amy Meyer, Cynthia Milligan, Meaghan Morris, Sandy Rhodes, Leslie Shealy, and Jess Wright have each earned seven Series points at this time.

·         Brittany Annis, Kristen Brown, Sharon Capps, Kathy Davis, Sandra Hyder, Valerie Quinn, Karim Shihata, and Emily Wampler have six points each at this time.

·         Nicole Aguilar, Janet Burzlaff, Caroline Coates, Bob & Terri Davenport, Lisa Kotallik, and Kathleen Nebel have five Series points to date.

·         Gail Bolt, Cam Brandon, Cheyenne Davis, Jill Davis, Kevin Ester, Caprice & Carla Fullam, Rita Garrison, Mary Beth Herbert, Skylar Hill, Elaine & Michaela Hughes, Grace Karegeannes, Nancy Klouda, Reiss McKinney, Reed & Roanne McNutt, Mallie Merck, Amy Mims, Marianne Moore, Reuben Parton, Diane Roemer, Josie Thompson, Heidi Trull, Glenda Wolf,  and Jillian Woolridge and have each earned four points apiece at this writing.

·         Jacklyn Bonnes, Maddie Brown, Kimberly Hannu, Susan Haslam, Debra Kennerly, Taylor Reed, Samantha Seay, and Jennifer Trilk each have a current count of three Series points.

·         Two Series points each have been earned by: Korie Albright, Jordan Anderson, Zane Annis, Ashley Autrey, Auburn Bailey, Margo Barrett, Karen Benson, Vicki Bertsch, Laura Bierly, Matt Boles, Chris Bonary, Alexis Botchie, Baiba Bourbeau, Marcia Bowen, Tammi Bruning, Kathy Bucks, Jeanie Burrell, Pam Burrows, Elizabeth & Grace Caldwell, Kelly Cannon, Sheila Coppersmith, Debbie Craycraft, Natalie Crombie, Benay Daniel, Kat Dooley, Katheryn Eilders, Amanda Fisher, Sherry Garnes, Terra Garrison, Andrea Gentry, Danelle German, Kayla Gonzalez, Katie Gordon, Joy Griffin, Jennifer & Kathryn Gruhn, Amy Jo & Ashley Guinn, Susan Haldeman, Clara Hale, Paula Hammond, Cindy Hansult, Harper Hockaday, Lucy Hooper, Ann & Tony Hubbuch, Sandra Hunter, Patricia Iacomini, Kinsey Jamerson, Lori James, Ginny Jennings, Brandy Johnston, Ann Jordan, Jen & Kate Keilman, Claire Kennedy, Cathy Kirkland, Lydia Kolbas, Beatrice Lamb, Danielle Lamb, Carla & Sydney Langley, Yara LaPointe, Janet Leatherwood, Rhonda Lewis, Geraldine u/d Mark, Kristen McAuster, Amanda McDonald, Bridget Mercer, Karen Merrill, Sydney Miles, Kay Mott, Jessica Nelson, Rachel O’Brien, Erin O’Dwyer, Anna Oglesby, Ashley Outlaw, Karyn Owen, Beverly Ozmon, Amy Palmer, Neil Parnes, Nancy Patterson, Elizabeth Peacock, Ditte Phillips, Jane Patten Polk, Laurel Pyatt, Janna Ritacco, Jaime Robertson, Sally Rock, Leslie Scott, Johnna Sharp, Hyland Sheffron, Cindy Smith, Jennifer R Smith, Teresa Snyder, Kayla Stacy, Paula Stathakis, Suzanne Stettler, Shelby Stewart, Yasmin Straitiff, Kristi Suber, Ivey Sumrell, Sydney Swenson, David & Donna Taylor, Emily Thomas, Jessica Thomas, Michelle Townsend, Christy Anne Traylor, Joseph Vasquez, Susan Wallahora, Di Wang, Dawn Ware, Dan, Kay & Laura Wellbaum, Laurie Whitaker, Tracie Williams, Carolina & Robin Wilson, Emily Wilson, Maxine Winesett, Kris Wynne, and Mary-Ladd Yatts-Yonkman.

·         One point apiece has been earned to date by Julie Alexander, Anthony Cone, Janet Cummings, Karinn Delap, Jennifer Evans, John Hicks, Cindy King, Beth & Craig Looper, Nathan Rabensteine, Denise Ritacco, C.R. & Carol Stanley, and Alexander & Janet Stone.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events. Mark your calendars and ride with us as we move into spring.  The next event in the 2017-18 Series will be the Windridge Farm Spring Hunter Pace & Trail Ride scheduled for Sunday, March 4th which will be followed on Sunday, March 18th by the Green Creek Hounds Spring Hunter Pace. The Sunday after Easter we will have the Tryon Hounds Spring Hunter Pace on April 8th. The Series will continue straight thru May, with our Year End Gathering & Awards in late June, so be sure to check the schedule and come play with us!!

Always remember to check the website WCHPace.org for all upcoming events, news, articles, photos, placements and contact information.

Thanks to our photographer, Lou Smith, for being at every event to capture the riders and their mounts as they fly over jumps, canter through the fields and enjoy the beautiful area trails.  Hit “Store” on the website to view the pictures.  If you like, you can place an order online.